Thai to unveil new business class cabin this month

Thai to unveil new business class cabin this month

Thai Airways International, the national airline of Thailand, is expected to introduce upgrades to its premium service with new planes set to be delivered later this year, reports Business Traveller.

Piyavasti Amranand, Thai's chief executive officer, told the source that he expects "things (regarding seat and inflight entertainment issues) to improve quite substantially from the second quarter of this year when the new planes come in."

The first plane featuring the upgraded premium cabin is scheduled to debut on March 28 of this year. The business class seats will be slightly angled, and Amrananda said that "it will be better than our business class seat in the past and comes with a bigger screen."

In addition to the new seats and in-flight entertainment systems, passengers in business class will also be able to enjoy internet connectivity while on board the plane.

Overall, thanks to a series of scheduled deliveries of new planes and retirements of old ones, Thai reportedly hopes to reduce the average age of the jets in its fleet from 11.7 to 8.5 years by 2017.

By Mary D'Angelo

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